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Starcraft 2: Tauren Space Mari by PhillGonzo Starcraft 2: Tauren Space Mari by PhillGonzo
Starcraft 2: Tauren Space Marine!
Modeled and textured by Phill Gonzales
Concepted by Samwise: [link]
Animated by Jay Hathaway

Samwise did this artwork as a promotional piece for his band Level 70 (at the time) Elite Tauren Chieftanís appearance at Blizzcon. I was pretty intent on modeling this character out as an easter egg in Starcraft 2 and started working on him in the fall during my free time. Things really got busy on the Starcraft 2 team and I didnít get much progress done with this character until a couple weeks before April. I was given permission to finish the model as on official task and soon after the Tauren Space Marine was finally in Starcraft 2. The Tauren steals the Marine Rifle and the Marineís animation rig which was easily adjusted for bovine proportions.

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XconceptartX Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
the tauren marine will appear on blizzard all star. Accordin Blizzard.
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe....
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Realm-Of-The-Shadows Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
this makes me wonder if you'll ever have a Tauren Marine companion pet for WoW
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:iconphillgonzo:
PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Who knows, these things happen so fast that we can't even guess what the plan is.
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Realm-Of-The-Shadows Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
or Project Titan for that matter, i'm sure you're sworn to secrecy, but know that I WILL sell my soul to see a truly working and compelling MMO for Starcraft!
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Xaran-Alamas Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
They must get you to make the Tauren for WCIV. DON'T PRETEND IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN! (Though probably not till after Legacy of the Void is out the door at least...)
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Realm-Of-The-Shadows Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
why do ppl keep mentioning WC4 when there isnt really a way to make it? (since WoW is the end all be all for Warcraft lore)
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Xaran-Alamas Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't agree, I personally think WC4 could quite easily happen alongside WoW to be honest (possibly even crossing over between the two) also Blizz have said that there will be a WC4 at some point, having WoW does not prevent WC4 from happening.
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Realm-Of-The-Shadows Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
well here's hoping then! I still wonder what Project Titan will be.
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well, in the meantime we can hope for more Tauren in Starcraft DotA.
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dudn Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
this is epic dude =D
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it!
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yig Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope the tauren turn out looking this cool when they update the polys and textures for the original races in wow.
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Much agreed, some of the older models could really benefit being brought up to the same quality as the goblins and Worgen male....
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Eredaros Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
NAstyJ said it, Make a worgen marine just like the portrait, and we will worship you! Will there be a Diablo marine aswell, the glowy orange portrait?
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
These things MIGHT happen. I can't say for sure though...
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najmulosmani Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Haha awesome design, though i hate the HORDE! alliance all the way!? YOO MATE PLEASE MAKE WORGEN MARINE!!!! I BEG U! :D btw the totem logs on his back is an awesome touch :P
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nunchaku Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Artist
Wow, where does he apear in the game?
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
He's an easter egg on the 3rd single player mission in Starcraft 2, but he'll be playable in Starcraft 2: DotA when that comes out.

[link]
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nunchaku Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Artist
Ill have to play it all over again to get to him.
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
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itstheo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
I like the fact that you actually have personal experience with the bovine species, to boot.
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
They are delicious beasts.
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Nef-JessB Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha nice !!! i heard about this guy :D
i love how it started in your free time !
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The concept was too good to pass up!
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Nef-JessB Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yea i bet it was! its such an amazing concept but wheres his murloc D=
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
He's on his way!
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Nef-JessB Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:dummy:
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